GOP state lawmakers discuss illegal immigration

DENVER — Colorado Republican state lawmakers are trying to come up with legislation next year to deal with illegal immigration.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado, a coalition of GOP state lawmakers which has no legal authority in the Legislature, is holding a summit at the Capitol today.

Sen.-elect Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, said he plans to introduce an Arizona-style law when the Legislature convenes in January. It would require police to check people’s immigration status.

Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has vowed to veto any such legislation.

A version of the Arizona law could pass the GOP controlled House, but it has little chance of getting out of the state Senate, where Democrats have a 20-15 majority.


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